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ERIC Number: ED543524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1947
Reference Count: 0
Public Library Statistics, 1944-45. Bulletin, 1947, No. 12
Mishoff, Willard O.; Foster, Emery M.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
The educational opportunities afforded by the public schools and public libraries of the United States represent a distinctive contribution to the democratic way of life. For many years, the American public library has provided an opportunity for the voluntary pursuit of culture through books and reading. As part of its educational program, the U.S. Office of Education has collected and published statistics of public libraries periodically since 1870. Its first comprehensive collection of data from public libraries in the United States however, was made in 1938-39. This bulletin for 1944-45, therefore, is the second in a new series designed to set forth at regular intervals the status of public library service throughout the Nation. It is hoped that these basic statistics of public libraries in the United States will prove useful to educators, librarians, governing bodies, and others concerned with the effective development of public library service as an important aspect of American education. Public Library Statistical Report (Form 8-071) is appended. (Contains 16 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Library Services, Public Libraries, Statistics, Books, Library Materials, Financial Support, Income, Expenditures, Operating Expenses, Library Personnel, Librarians, Scheduling, Buildings, Urban Areas, Library Administration
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)